wedding rice

"My, My, My, My, My" by Tara Hardy

Take that thing that happened. To you.
Open it like a concealed rose. Hold it up
to the nose of someone else. Let them
tell you that you still smell sweet. So

sweet. Let that person who loves you pluck
petals out of the gully of your wound. Let
her shave them into points and sail them
back into your heart like paper airplanes. For

that fist at the center of your pulse is of what
you have always been made, despite
your fingers being tipped in thorn. Use them
now to shred the sheets. Shred the night.

No one needs to sleep under that much
cover or on that much polite. Slit the sky.
Let the Gods fall out. The ones who could’ve
let that thing happen in the first place.

Catch them in your pockets. Catch them
in your chest. Put the God back
in your chest, God after God after God. Until
you know yourself. Again. Repeat.

Take that rose, the one your flesh wounds
around. Open it and open it and open it.
Toss bits of your scar into the air
like goddamned wedding rice. Or bird seed.

Let some of them sprout. Into so much green
green new day it makes your shins hurt
with how much you want to run. Forward.
And meet the world without all those

red whorls, those old scars, those stuck stitches
in your side. And we, we will marvel at your
silhouette. My, we’ll say. My, my, my, my, my!
Doesn’t she run like an un-flowering?

anonymous asked:

Stupid question but you said on the burping birds ask that birds exploding from rice was a myth, does that mean throwing rice at weddings Is okay?

It’s not a stupid question at all. This myth is so pervasive that congressional bills have been attempted in its defense. 

To put it simply though, the myth has absolutely no scientific backing.

Steven Sibley. The same Sibley whose name is attached to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and bird guides in all the book stores across the nation had this to say about the myth in 1988 when a columnist reported the myth as fact.

There is absolutely no truth to the belief that rice (even instant) can kill birds. This rumor received publicity because of a bill introduced into the Connecticut legislature in 1985 by Mae Schmidle.

This wild story resulted in frightening thousands of brides into putting birdseed in little tulle and chiffon bags so the guests wouldn’t throw rice and “kill the birds.”

Rice is no threat to birds. It must be boiled before it will expand. Furthermore, all the food that birds swallow is ground up by powerful muscles and grit in their gizzards. Many birds love rice, as any frustrated rice farmer will tell you.

I hope you will print this information in your column and put an end to this myth. In the meantime, keep throwing rice, folks. Tradition will be served and the birds will eat well and be healthy.

Steven C. Sibley,
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology,
Ithaca, N.Y. 

(Source)

To boil it down (pun very much intended) rice cannot expand in a stomach and in most birds, said rice gets crushed immediately on entering the stomach. Could it hypothetically expand, it would not do so to dangerous levels and even if it did, the birds would likely regurgitate it long before it became life threatening. It is simply a myth perpetuated by needless panic and unneeded advice from wedding families.

i just want you to feel free. i want you to always have the wind to your back. i want it to be easy for you to relax. let your mind fade to black. you’re sitting stoned on the bare mattress on your floor. listening to new music discovered weekly. finding songs you love so much you listen to them throughout the day on repeat. adventuring through fields of gold. sunsets chased with just you and the seagulls. tides rise to remind you what we really are inside. just like the ocean. built up by salt and water. you deserve love. the real deal you were always promised. wedding bells and rice. smiling big from under that wedding altar.

About weddings
  • America: Since Americans throw rice at weddings, do Chinese throw hamburgers?
  • China: Ayahh!! We better throw money!!
  • France: Honhonhon, if we play this game, so French throw scones at weddings and British throw cheeses!
  • England: YOU TIT! ….I wonder what is worst?
  • Denmark: Haha, my people will throw furnitures and Sweden’s one will throw Legos!
  • Sweden:
  • Finland: Oh then I want to do it with Norway, like that I have... What do I have?
  • Sweden: Me!
  • Finland: Don't say that in front everyone!
  • Norway: I have the presents~
  • Iceland: And with who am I going to do this?
  • Norway: I can, only if you call me, ONIchan~
  • Iceland: forget it!
  • Canada: Then mexicans would be pouring maple syrup and Canadians would be throwing tacos.
  • America: who are you?
  • Canada: Never mind.
  • Japan: Oh no, that mean Japanese will throw wurst and German…
  • Germany: Ninja stars!!
  • Japan: Actually I was thinking at ramen or mackerel.
  • Italy: Vee~ this make no sense, PASTAA!
  • Spain: Romano! What about you throw Paella and I throw tomato!
  • Romano: You bastard! Don’t try to ruin the wedding dresses from my Giorgio Armani!
  • Russia: Speaking of wedding, is someone want to become one with me, da?
  • Belarus: Marry me brother!
  • Russia: NOOO GO HOME!
  • Prussia: KESESESE! I’M AWESOME! Right Austria?
  • Austria: You won't gonna have my approbation for this!
  • Prussia: You just jealous of my awesomeness!
  • Austria: At least I'm married!
  • Hungary: Burn!
  • Switzerland: Who cares?
  • Liechtenstein: Big brother, please!
  • America: People, please this is a serious question!
  • England: Since when?
  • France: Hey remember when we almost get married, honhon~
  • England: I wish I didn't! But you forced me only for the money you wanker!
  • Russia: Eh! And you didn't asked me, kolkolkolkol!
  • Canada: Russia, you are sitting on me ag-
  • America: OH MY GOD! China do they or do they not throw hamburger?!
  • China: WE DO NOT!

Honestly, I haven’t any clue why y’all put up with my blog and my snarky ‘Life In Chikago posts’ but I appreciate it more than any of you know. To celebrate reaching 300 followers, I want to do another giveaway.

Sets of furniture: sloppy set, princess set, ice set, pave set, regal set, rococo set

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NOTE: if you are against duping, you wont want to enter. To achieve multiples of these items, duping was involved.

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  • 10 million bells.
  • 20 lucky clovers, 20 saplings, 20 cedar saplings.
  • 2 sets of furniture (you pick)
  • 20 bush starts (you can pick which kind and color)
  • 10 DLCs from the above list (you pick)
  • Throwing Beans.
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  • 5 million bells.
  • 10 lucky clovers, 10 saplings, 10 cedar saplings.
  • 2 sets of furniture. (you pick)
  • 10 bust starts (you can pick which kind or color)
  • 8 DLCs from the above list (you pick)
  • Throwing Beans.
  • 10 hybrids (your choice of color and type. Can mix and match)

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  • 5 million bells.
  • 5 lucky clovers, 5 saplings, 5 cedar saplings.
  • 2 sets of furniture. (you pick)
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  • 6 DLCs from the above list (you pick)
  • Throwing Beans.
  • 5 hybrids (your choice of color and type. Can mix and match)

Giveaway ends May 12th. 

The beautiful Pointilleux cousins Celeste and Cosmique.

While Cosmique Pointilleux is pleased to announce her engagement to Iefan Rice, a Beater on the Welsh national Quidditch team, Celeste remains the heir of the Pointilleux family and will likely soon take over managing the family’s business investments (largely in potions) from her mother.

The Pointilleux family is distantly related to the Malfoy family of Britain–Abraxas Malfoy’s aunt, Paetina Malfoy, married into the Pointilleux family, making Celeste and Cosmique Draco Malfoy’s third cousins. As the Pointilleux-Rice wedding is expected to be the greatest event in the European pureblood circuit this year, it is almost certain that the Malfoys will attend the wedding in October.

(Patrick Demarchelier)

America: Since Americans throw rice at weddings, do Chinese throw hamburgers?

China: Ayahh !! We better throw money !!

France: Honhonhon, if we play this game, so French throw scones at weddings and British throw cheeses !

England: YOU TIT! ….I wonder what is worst ?

Denmark: Haha, my people will throw furnitures and Sweden’s one will throw Legos !

Sweden:…

Canada: Then mexicans would be pouring maple syrup and Canadians would be throwing tacos.

America: who are you ?

Canada: Never mind.

Japan: Oh no, that mean Japanese will throw wurst and German…

Germany: Ninja stars !!

Japan: Actually I was thinking at ramen or mackerel.

Italy: Vee~ this make no sense, PASTAA !

Spain: Romano! What about you throw Paella and I throw tomato !

Romano: You bastard! Don’t try to ruin the wedding dresses from my Giorgio Armani !

Russia: Speaking of wedding, is someone want to become one with me, da ?

Belarus: Marry me brother !

Russia: NOOO !

Prussia: KESESESE ! I’M AWESOME !

America: People, please this is a serious question !

England: Since when ?

China: WE DO NOT !

once my sims had a wedding. and this old man showed up, because they were at the park. and people go to the park. it’s a thing that happens. but this old man, this poor poor sweet old man, he threw rice, as congratulations at the end. he was so happy, he was cheering and throwing rice. the wedding finished. he was still throwing rice. days later, i went back to the park. there he was, stuck in his infinite hell of joyful rice throwing. doomed to repeat the same rice throwing actions over and over for all his life. i tried the resetsim cheat, put the poor guy out of his misery. it didn’t work. this poor, innocent old man, stuck forever in a never ending gesture of congratulations for the happy couple.